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The most significant change approach for monitoring an Australian extension project


Document begins: The most significant change 12 approach for monitoring an Australian extension project Jessica Dart with Geoff Dysdale, David Cole and Mark Saddington Introduction Taking this organisational complexity into account, it is vitally important that time is allocated for the various Between May 1998 and May 1999, I was involved in stakeholders to enter into a meaningful dialogue about facilitating the implementation of a novel approach to what is happening in the field, and whether these project monitoring referred to as The Most Significant experiences represent the sort of outcomes that are Change approach across an Australian extension project. As desirable. It is also important that projects under this far as I am aware, this approach had never been attempted organisational structure are able to demonstrate that they in Australia before. The purpose was two-fold: to collect have the capacity for reflective practice, organisational data about the impact of the project as a whole; and to learning and the ability to capture and interpret evidence of promote organisational learning within the project team. changes that they are trying to achieve. The Most Significant Change (MSC) approach is participatory, in that all the project stakeholders are Since 1992, the Target 10 ...

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